A quick recap of Christmas:
"Santa" once again got us a really fun gift that we are looking forward to trying out this next weekend. We both got x-country skis! We took lessons in classic skiing a couple years ago and quickly learned what a great workout it would be.
My highlight gift from Mark was the amazingly beautiful frame that Mark put together for me of my Grandma's Marathon and Boston Marathon photos, medals, bib numbers and finisher's certificate.
This was the gift that I have been super excited to give her ever since we got back from Boston in April. A truly amazing accomplishment needs to be put on display.
One thing we were discussing though is that we may take a year off from the Ice Dive and then come back to continue our pursuit of the Shark robe (you get that after you dive 10 times). Mark and I have been together for 4 New Year's now and have never actually gone out to celebrate because we always have to be up super early to get to the Dive. So next year may be our skip year so we can go out someplace fun, have dinner/drinks and actually be awake at midnight :) It was already hinted at that staying out late for New Years is not excuse enough to miss the Ice Dive, so we might just have to travel somewhere to celebrate New Years.... I have always wanted to watch the ball drop in Times Square.